It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:26 pm


Any suggestions?

All versions of Linux, Mac OS and Unix

Moderator: PCguy

Any suggestions?

Postby skeletor » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:13 pm

I am thinking about installing a copy of linux but I am unsure what flavor to try any suggestions? Also will I need seperate hard drives if I want to run windows xp and linux on the same machine(not at the sametime of course)? One more question has anyone used lindows and if so how is it?

skel
"I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon"
User avatar
skeletor
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:00 am
Location: CA

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Linux

Postby badpolarbear » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:06 pm

From what I understand Mandrake 10 is probably the most user friendly vesion of Linux. There is a version called Ubuntu Version 4.10 that comes with 2 cd's. One of them is a "live" cd, meaning you dont have to install it on your pc. This meaning you can check it out without having to install it on your system.
User avatar
badpolarbear
Executive Geek
Executive Geek
 
Posts: 667
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Barrys Bay Ontario

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Postby liljim » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:44 pm

I would have to agree with BPB,
Mandrake 10 would be a good place to start.It dual boots well with XP and has better hardware support than previous versions.The GUI is basicly the same point and click interface (with the KDE enviroment).You can install it on the same HDD as windows as long as you have enough room although its safer to install it to another hdd, especially if you dont have any experience installing it.I can warn you ahead of time that the driver support for ATI vid cards arent very good, however nvidia and linux play nicely together.
User avatar
liljim
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3017
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Louisiana
Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium X64

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:12
Top

Re: Any suggestions?

Postby Gecko » Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:47 am

skeletor wrote:One more question has anyone used lindows and if so how is it?

I found Lindows the easiest to install, partitioning and all.
I had trouble getting the right drivers for the network card.
It has the same point and click interface as windows just a different layout.
User avatar
Gecko
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
 
Posts: 5207
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2001 1:00 am
Location: Florida, USA

Thanks given:1
Thanks received:23
Top

Postby skeletor » Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:10 am

Well thanks for the replies guys...

to badpolar and liljim: I will give mandrake a try and see how I like it I have played with a version of redhat before I think it was 7 but I will try your suggestion.. although I am a bit skeptical cause I use an ati radeon 7000 but we will see what happens

to gecko: I may give lindows a try cause from what I heard it plays nicely with linux and windows apps so as long as I can install and run my games I will be good...:)

thanks again everyone for the replies...
"I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon"
User avatar
skeletor
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:00 am
Location: CA

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Any suggestions?

Postby alfred26 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:59 am

skeletor wrote:I am thinking about installing a copy of linux but I am unsure what flavor to try any suggestions?
skel

I think linux will be better for you.because its not get any viruses.and you can install ubuntu 4.0.
alfred26
Geek
Geek
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:54 am

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top


Return to Linux, Mac and Unix

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron